Tourism is used for countries as a source of revenue generation to boost their economy and also used to satisfy human needs such as relaxation, entertainment and recreation purposes. It is often also showcase their countries’ cultural items, cultural performances, scenery, and food. However, it would not be possible without the presence of an appropriate climate with Climate being an essential element to make tourism possible. It is especially for destination famous for their scenic beauties such as the beaches, nature and winter sports tourism segments. This would significantly impact the comfort of the tourists and their travel decisions which may ultimately do harm to tourism related business in host communities resulting affecting the preservation of local culture handicrafts (World Tourism Organization Network, n.d.). http://sdt.unwto.org/en/content/climate-change-tourism
Since the past century, the changed in climate has become a phenomenon that affect the tourism and various destinations. At the same time, the tourism sector also contributes to the emission of greenhouse gases mainly through the transportation of tourists (World Tourism Organization Network, n.d.). http://sdt.unwto.org/en/content/climate-change-tourism
Some forms climate change is inevitable due to the past emission of the greenhouse gases. Therefore, in order to cope with the change of climate other than sustainability methods, adaptation can also be done with the anticipated climate change. Singapore as a county being an island is more prone to impacts such as the rising sea levels. Some regional impact of the South East Asia includes the increased temperature with increased annual rainfall, which means the decrease in the tendency of extreme dryness (Cambridge University, 2007). Climate change impacts which interrelated to the rising sea level includes the changed frequency and the intensity of the storm and more intense rainfalls (Ludwig and Moench, 2009)....
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